GRC marching band finishes in top five at state championships

Published 1:17 pm Sunday, October 31, 2021

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The George RogersĀ  Clark High School marching band finished 5th Saturday in the KMEA AAAAA State Marching Band Championships.

The band finished with a score of 86.65 in the finals held at Kroger Field in Lexington.

It hosted the state semi-final round earlier in the day and finished with a score of 86.1.

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The band’s trip to the finals was its first since 2005. It captured state titles in 1986 (AAAA) and 2002 (AAA).

Lafayette High School of Lexington won first place in AAAAA, capturing its 22nd state title in the process.

The other finalists were Central Hardin High School, North Hardin High School, Madison Central High School, and Ryle High School.

This was the first year that the contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association, invited six teams to the final round.